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dc.contributor.authorOwens, Aen_US
dc.contributor.authorJeffries, Nen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-08T13:47:22Z
dc.date.issued2016-12-01en_US
dc.date.submitted2016-08-12T07:30:15.166Z
dc.identifier.issn1092-7697en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/15063
dc.description.abstract© 2016, The Author(s). The development of what Mayne and Lawrence (Urban History 26: 325–48, 1999) termed “ethnographic” approaches to studying nineteenth-century households and urban communities has gathered momentum in recent years. As such research agendas have taken hold and been applied to new contexts, so critiques, methodological developments, and new intellectual and theoretical currents, have provided opportunities to enhance and develop approaches. This article contributes to this on-going process. Drawing upon household archaeological research on Limehouse, a poor neighborhood in Victorian London, and inspired by the theoretical insights provided by the “new mobilities paradigm,” it aims to place “mobility” as a central and enabling intellectual framework for understanding the relationships between people, place, and poverty. Poor communities in nineteenth-century cities were undeniably mobile and transient. Historians and archaeologists have often regarded this mobility as an obstacle to studying everyday life in such contexts. However, examining temporal routines and geographical movements across a variety of time frames and geographical scales, this article argues that mobility is actually key to understanding urban life and an important mechanism for interpreting the fragmented material and documentary traces left by poor households in the nineteenth-century metropolis.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipWe are grateful to the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council who funded the research upon which this paper is based (Grant Reference AH/E002285/1): ‘Living in Victorian London: Towards a Material History of Everyday Domestic Life in the Nineteenth-Century Metropolis’en_US
dc.format.extent804 - 827en_US
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Historical Archaeologyen_US
dc.rightsThis article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.
dc.titlePeople and Things on the Move: Domestic Material Culture, Poverty and Mobility in Victorian Londonen_US
dc.typeArticle
dc.rights.holder© The Author(s) 2016
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10761-016-0350-9en_US
pubs.issue4en_US
pubs.notesNo embargoen_US
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London/Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences & Law
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London/Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences & Law/Geography - Staff
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US
pubs.volume20en_US


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